Hypnobirthing Luton

Live and interactive online hypnobirthing classes are now available for Luton residents. The sessions that are on offer at Hypnobirthing Luton are available as either private or small group courses. You can attend them live on Zoom from the comfort of your home. I also teach online group baby massage classes for infants from newborn to pre-crawling age. The 4-week online hypnobirthing courses start at £149 for 8 hours of live interactive classes, including a course companion book and 9 relaxation downloads.

Introduction to Hypnobirthing

Welcome to Together Birthing and congratulations on your pregnancy. If you are looking for hypnobirthing classes in Luton, I teach live and interactive online hypnobirthing courses comprising of 4 x 2 hour weekly classes, for couples in and around Luton.

My name is Emma, and I’m a hypnobirthing mum and practitioner. I trained with the Hypnobirthing Institute in 2014 and with the Hypnobirthing Training Academy in 2016. Since then, I have had the privilege of preparing hundreds of couples, for a positive birth experience.


Having experienced hypnobirthing myself with the birth of my second son, I love sharing the marvel of hypnobirthing with other parents-to-be so they too can have an empowering and positive birthing experience, even after a previous difficult experience.

The group classes are small and friendly and take place on Wednesday evenings from 7 to 9 pm via Zoom. The private courses can be fitted in to your schedule. There is plenty of scope for asking questions and discussing any concerns.

Online Hypnobirthing Classes in Luton

Private online hypnobirthing classes

If you need the course to fit in around your diary or you prefer more of a one-on-one, personal approach – tailored to your specific needs.

Group online hypnobirthing classes

Interactive and friendly online group classes where you can come together with like-minded couples to fully prepare for a positive birth experience.

Refresher online hypnobirthing classes

If you have done hypnobirthing before and want to refresh your knowledge and practice – a class that is tailored to your specific needs.

Online baby massage
classes

For parents and babies from newborn to pre-crawling – can help with bonding, relaxation, sleep and colic discomfort.

Private online hypnobirthing classes

If you need the course to fit in around your diary or you prefer more of a one-on-one, personal approach – tailored to your specific needs.

Group online hypnobirthing classes

Interactive and friendly online group classes where you can come together with like-minded couples to fully prepare for a positive birth experience.

Refresher online hypnobirthing classes

If you have done hypnobirthing before and want to refresh your knowledge and practice – a class that is tailored to your specific needs.

Online baby massage classes

For parents and babies from newborn to pre-crawling – can help with bonding, relaxation, sleep and colic discomfort. add Share your experiences.

If you require more information about hypnobirthing classes in Luton or want to have an initial discussion, do not hesitate to contact me. I am always free to address any of your queries.

What You’ll Learn

  • A scientific understanding of your body's functions during childbirth.
  • The role your birth partner plays during your pregnancy.
  • Techniques to help you remain calm and relaxed during birth - deep relaxation, visualisation, light touch massage and breathing.
  • Different exercises that prepare your body for birth.
  • A birth rehearsal, covering labour and birth, including birth positions.
  • How to prepare the ideal setting for labour and birth.
  • Emotional release techniques to get rid of any fear or anxiety.
  • Natural methods to help induce labour.


The many amenities available in Luton make it a great place to raise a family. You have an efficient transport system, great healthcare, education facilities, and amazing entertainment centres. There are plenty of neighbourhoods here that are family oriented, too. 

The Benefits of Hypnobirthing

  • Gets rid of all your fears and anxieties about birth.
  • A study found out that hypnobirthing mums can reduce their labour by up to 3 hours.
  • You gain the confidence to ask questions and make informed decisions.
  • Hypnobirthing offers you the best opportunity for a natural delivery.
  • Research shows hypnobirthing mothers have a lower chance of having an emergency C-section.
  • You have all the techniques that will help you remain calm and in control of the surges.
  • Your birth partner becomes an active participant in the process.

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Birth choices in Luton

Some women choose to have their babies at home because they like the comfort and familiarity of their home environment. You can also have a water birth at home if you hire an inflatable birthing pool. Alternatively, you may prefer to birth your baby in a birth centre. Luton & Dunstable offer a midwifery-led birth centre, located alongside the labour ward so that obstetric medical care is close at hand if intervention is required. The birth centre has a ‘home from home’ feel to it, with less medical equipment around and an emphasis on natural birth. Sometimes you may be required to have birth on the labour ward due to your circumstances. A birth pool is usually available on the labour ward and the birth centre at the Luton & Dunstable hospital. Speak to your midwife for more information or book a tour.

Main Luton & Dunstable hospital number – 01582 491166 (ask for Maternity)

Complementary therapies and services in Luton

In addition to hypnobirthing, there are a number of complementary therapies and services which can help you during your pregnancy journey and after your baby is born:-

 

Breastfeeding Support

National Breastfeeding helpline – Tel: 0300 100 0212

NCT Breastfeeding Line (8am-10pm)- Tel: 0300 33 00 771

Luton Breastfeeding Support Workers

  • Available every day 9 am – 5 pm
  • Drop-in at New B’s Cafe locations or call for a home visit
  • Tel. 0333 405 008

 

Pregnancy Massage in Luton

Massage can greatly help with any aches and pains during pregnancy as well as help with relaxation for the mind and body.

Lynda Allen, Her-therapy 4 Health

  • Stopsley, Luton, LU2 8HJ
  • Tel. 07988 739596
  • By appointment

 

Reflexology in Luton

Using pressure points on your feet and hands, reflexology targets other parts of your body that are suffering from pain. It can help with discomforts in your pelvis and back, as well as with digestive issues and swelling. If you are feeling tired or are lacking in energy, reflexology can also help.

Tracey Field, Feet First Reflexology

  • Mobile treatments
  • By appointment
  • Tel. 07963 797613
  • Email tracey@feetfirst-reflexology.co.uk

 

Osteopathy in Luton

Osteopathy can combat a wide range of conditions affecting pregnant women. These include back, neck and pelvic pain, as well as any swellings. The changes happening in your body can cause you to feel tired, short of breath or unable to sleep. Osteopathy can also help treat these issues by focusing on your bone structure, joints and muscles.

David Leach B.Sc. Hons Ost Med, Luton Osteopathic and Sports Injury Clinic

  • 577 Dunstable Road, Luton, LU4 8QW
  • Tel. 01582 575045
  • Mum and Baby Clinic by appointment

 

Acupuncture in Luton

Acupuncture is a safe and effective way of treating your body during pregnancy. With the use of thin needles, acupuncture can heal many symptoms including stress, depression, morning sickness, back pain and any other aches or discomforts. It’s important to feel comfortable about the acupuncture process before taking part so speak to your therapist and ask any questions before beginning treatment.

Shuying Cheng MBBS, MSc, MATCM – Acupuncturist

  • 4 Alexandra Avenue, Luton, LU3 1HG
  • Tel. 01582618731

 

Pregnancy Yoga in Luton

Gentle exercise to relieve stresses of the body and mind and aid relaxation.

Helen Rolls B.S.Y.A PERINAT – Pregnancy Yoga

  • Email – helen@helens-yoga.co.uk
  • Tel. 07855 776 343 or 01582 576 146
  • Thursdays 6.30pm–8.30pm or Fridays 7.00pm–8.30pm

 

Pregnancy Pilates in Luton

Prepare your body for birth with pregnancy Pilates to gently tone your body.

Natalie, Pregnancy and Post-Pragnancy Pilates

  • Email – pilatesincuk@gmail.com
  • Tel. 07908 467 373
  • STOTT® PILATES certified Instructor
  • Local classes and private sessions in and around Luton for pregnancy and post pregnancy

 

Nutritional Therapy

If you are suffering from nausea, morning sickness, fatigue or lack of energy, seeing a nutritional therapist is highly advisable. They can analyse your blood and symptoms to find out if you have any deficiencies. They can also offer advice on different supplements or how to combat cravings.

Ruth Hughes, Woodside Clinic

  • Mondays and Thursdays by appointment
  • 88 Great Northern Road, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, LU5 4BT
  • Tel. 01582 608400
  • Email reception@woodsideclinic.co.uk

FAQs

Please visit the  ‘What is Hypnobirthing’ page, on my website for more information. 

A pain-free labour is possible with hypnobirthing. However, as a guide, 65-70% of hypnobirthing mums do not require any form of pain relief, according to the Hypnobirthing Institute, and only 20%-25% of hypnobirthing mothers need some gas or air. The remaining 5%-10% experience ’special circumstances’ and medical intervention is necessary to safeguard both mother and child. You can have a look at my blog, to read more on the experiences of mothers who have taken my course.

Having a natural delivery allows you to recover faster. Furthermore, research states that the use of an epidural increases your birthing time and may lead to other medical interventions. The use of an epidural limits your movement, meaning you cannot adjust your position accordingly. Also, any drugs ingested can be passed on to your baby. The hypnobirthing techniques that I teach, offer you the best chance of having a natural birth. 

I generally recommend that mothers start the course when they are between the 20th and 30th week of pregnancy. If you are later than 30 weeks please do still get in touch as I should be able to find a course for you if you are 36 weeks or less.

The success of the techniques you learn is dependent on how much practice you do. The 4-week hypnobirthing course offers you enough time to do so between classes. 

Any mother looking to have a less painful, more manageable birthing experience can take the course. First-time mums can get rid of their fears and anxiety about birth and mums with their second or subsequent pregnancies can opt for an easier birth experience than before. If you had a C-section before, hypnobirthing is the best way to help you deliver vaginally.

Hypnosis involves you entering a state of relaxation. It is simple technique to learn and easy to do. You will still be aware of your surroundings and can hold a conversation if you need to. 

Absolutely. With hypnobirthing, you enter a calm state and release endorphins that relax your body. These also have a similar effect on your baby whilst in the womb, and have been found in the umbilical cord and placenta.

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You can find plenty of cheap CDs on the market that cover relaxation techniques and talk about pregnancy. However, these are not as interactive as the course that I teach, which prepares you for birth. You can ask questions, practise along with me and have an overall better learning experience. All these factors combine to enable a successful birthing experience.